Halloween snuck up this year, after a month of up and down temperatures and little in the way of autumn color around us due to another very dry summer (or so "they" say). After trying to pretend autumn wasn't really right around the corner, I finally got into high gear, prepping Trick-or-Treat goodies for our... Continue Reading →
This photo was taken from our room at the Palazzo Ravizza, overlooking the garden and Siena hillside on a December morning. (Participating in Wordless Wednesday...so just a few words.)
This week is my Dad's birthday ... the third one we'll celebrate since he passed. He's still in my thoughts, a topic of conversations and memories ... and still missed. When I think of him, the first word that comes to my mind is Strength. Strength of character … mental strength … emotional strength …... Continue Reading →
This morning's sunrise over our home. With an opening scene like this, how great will this day turn out?
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus With our extended dry weather this summer in the Midwest, the weather forecasters have been warning viewers that many of the leaves may drop from their perches before turning in to the golds, ambers, oranges, reds and scarlets that illuminate walkways... Continue Reading →
They're just as enchanting as the Italian doorways. These were from trekking around Venice. How old are they? Who lives behind the ironwork or the flowers? Along with the ability to have windows that keep out noise and some of the weather, we've lost the artistic, historic view out to our streets.
On our last visit to Italy, I enjoyed photographing doorways, as do many. They were enchanting, unique, elegant, or common. Walking through the streets of Florence, I stopped at way too many doorways on some streets. It didn't slow me down, though - I was doing what I wanted to do. How better to spend... Continue Reading →